South Africa on your own

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South Africa on your own

from 1.899€

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During this 21-days rental car round trip you will discover the complete diversity of South Africa. From Johannesburg over Duban to Cape Town you will experience the most different regions and the breathtaking animal kingdom of the country. Go on a journey that you will for sure never forget.

Day Route Transfer Accomodation National Park / Region Food
1 Departure from Europe        
2 Arrival in Johannesburg Vehicle The Peech Hotel Johannesburg Breakfast
3 Johannesburg – Kapama Game Reserve Rental car Kapama River Lodge Kapama Game Reserve Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4 Kapama Game Reserve Rental car Kapama River Lodge Kapama Game Reserve Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5 Kapama Game Reserve – Blyde River Canyon Rental car Boehms Zeederberg Country House Blyde River Canyon Breakfast, Dinner
6 Blyde River Canyon Rental car Boehms Zeederberg Country House Blyde River Canyon Breakfast,  Dinner
7 Blyde River Canyon – Swaziland Rental car Foresters Arms Hotel Swaziland Breakfast, Dinner
8 Swaziland – St.Lucia Rental car Elephant Lake Hotel St.Lucia Breakfast
9 St.Lucia Rental car Elephant Lake Hotel St.Lucia Breakfast
10 St.Lucia – Durban Rental car Fairlight Beach House Durban Breakfast
11 Durban Rental car Fairlight Beach House Durban Breakfast
12 Durban – Port Elizabeth – Tsitsikamma National Park Rental car Tsitsikamma Village Inn Tsitsikamma National Park Breakfast
13 & 14 Tsitsikamma National Park Rental car Tsitsikamma Village Inn Tsitsikamma National Park Breakfast
15 Tsitsikamma National Park – Oudtshoorn Rental car De Zeekoe Guest Farm Oudtshoorn Breakfast
16 Oudtshoorn – Stellenbosch Rental car River Manor Boutiqe Hotel Stellenbosch Breakfast
17 Stellenbosch – Cape Town Rental car Ocean View Guest House Cape Town Breakfast
18-20 Cape Town Rental car Ocean View Guest House Cape Town Breakfast
21 Cape Town – Airport Rental car   Cape Town Breakfast

Day 01: Departure Germany

Your adventure begins. Relax and fly overnight to Johannesburg. 


Day 02: Arrival in Johannesburg

You will arrive at Johannesburg airport in the morning. After a short Meet & Greet you will be driven to your hotel. 

Use the free day in South Africa's capital. How about a city tour, for example? 

In the afternoon your rental car for the next days will be brought to you. Familiarise yourself with it a little before enjoying a fantastic dinner.


Day 03: From Johannesburg to Kapama Game Reserve

Early in the morning you start into the Kapama Game Reserve. Are you looking forward to your first game drive in the afternoon? Many animals are at home here in the reserve, which ones will cross your path? 

Afterwards you can enjoy the evening in your luxurious accommodation in the middle of Africa's wilderness and look forward to a fantastic dinner.


Day 04: Discover the Kapama Game Reserve

Before breakfast you start on a game drive. It is a unique experience to experience how the sun slowly rises and the wilderness fills with life. Let yourself be enchanted by the play of colours and the peace. Afterwards a rich breakfast awaits you. 

You can use the rest of the morning to relax by the pool or to explore the area by foot. In the afternoon you will go on another game drive. 

Finish off the evening with an open-air dinner.


Day 05 & 06: Blyde River Canyon

In the morning there is one last game drive before we continue to Hazyview. The picturesque Böhm's Zeederberg Country House awaits you. 

The location makes it the ideal starting point for hikes through the Blyde River Canyon or safaris through Kruger National Park. 

Explore the beautiful landscapes, follow the hiking trails of the canyon or just enjoy the time in the beautiful lodge. 


Day 07: Explore Swaziland

The journey continues to Swaziland. The beautiful Foresters Arms Hotel has a variety of activities for you to explore the great area. 

Whether on horseback, by bike or by foot - pack a picnic basket and head out into nature! Fish by the lake or play a round of golf on the magnificent Usutu golf course. A visit to the colourful artisan markets is also worthwhile. 

A sauna and a beautiful outdoor pool are at your disposal for the late evening hours.


Day 08 & 09: From Swaziland to St. Lucia

After breakfast you will return to South Africa. 

Enjoy the next two days in the beautiful Elephant Lake Hotel. Watch the hippos from the hotel's viewing platform, relax in the pool or take part in one of the activities on offer. How about a boat trip on St Lucia Estuary or a game drive through iSimangaliso Wetland Park? Also the beautiful Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve is only 60 minutes drive away.



Day 10 & 11: From St. Lucia to Durban

After the exciting safari experiences we continue to the port city of Durban. With a mixture of African, European and Indian culture, the beautiful city has its own charm. 

The wonderful Fairlight Beach House is located directly on the Indian Ocean. Enjoy the time on the beach, learn to surf or explore the city. The Ushaka Marine World is also worth a visit.


Day 12-14: Explore Tsitsikamma National Park

After breakfast we will drive to King Shaka International Airport. Relax and travel to Port Elizabeth. After picking up your new rental car, you will continue to Tsitsikamma National Park - a paradise for hikers, nature lovers and adventurers. 

Explore the park on extensive hikes, enjoy the breathtaking nature on a kayak tour or cool off in the sea. Your beautiful accommodation, the Tsitsikamma Village Inn, offers you numerous activities to get to know the area.


Day 15: Continue to Oudtshoorn

Continue along the Garden Route to Oudtshoorn. Surrounded by a beautiful garden, the beautiful De Zeekoe Guest Farm awaits you. 

Relax in the saltwater pool, enjoy the view of the mountains from the terrace and taste organic products from the farm or local wines from the wine cellar. You'll also have the unique opportunity to meet wild meerkats!

Explore the vast farm in this malaria-free area and the pristine Karoo semi-desert by mountain bike or hike. Relax fishing or canoeing on the farm grounds. Near De Zeekoe Guest Farm are waterfalls, museums and the impressive Cango Caves cave system.


Day 16: From Oudtshoorn to Stellenbosch

On the R62 you continue your journey through the semi-desert landscape "Little Karoo". In Stellenbosch check in at the River Manor Boutique Hotel, a charming guesthouse just 2 minutes walk from the town centre. Indulge in the beauty spa or relax by the pool. 

Then explore the surrounding wine-growing area and taste the delicious wines.


Day 17-20: From Stellenbosch to Cape Town

Another highlight awaits you at the end of your journey - Cape Town!

Here you spend the last 5 days of your journey in the beautiful Ocean View House. The family-run 4-star guesthouse awaits you with great service and a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean. On the pool terrace you can marvel at the sunsets and enjoy your breakfast in the garden under palm trees. 

Explore the metropolis of South Africa, which is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Whether on a city tour, a hike up Table Mountain, a trip to the penguin colony on Boulders Beach or a visit to the colourful markets, Cape Town is guaranteed not to be boring! Let yourself be enchanted by the city's many facets.


Day 21: Departure to Germany

Unfortunately your adventure ends here! With a luggage full of memories you start your journey home.


Tour Location

Services Included

  • Round trip as stated in the itinerary
  • Overnights in lodges or hotels (as stated)
  • Rental car with Classic Max Cover Insurance, Unlimited Mileage and Theft/Collision Waiver
  • Transfer from airport to hotel in Johannisburg

Services not included

  • International and national flights
  • Fuel
  • Park fees and entrance fees
  • Additional day-trips
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Tips, personal expenses for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurances

Day of departure: daily from 30.05.2019 - 31.10.2020

Minimum number of persons: 2 persons

Handicapped accessible: This journey can be carried out handicapped accessible on request

Type of travel: individual tour

General information:

Prices may vary according to travel season and room type. We will be pleased to compile an individual offer for your desired travel dates.

This exemplary itinerary can individually be amended to your wishes. Of course, also other accommodations are possible. The exemplary route can be individually changed. We can for example shorten or lengthen the route, include additional stops, mix lodges etc.

All changes in the itinerary as well as changes of departure days etc. are reserved to the travel agents on-site. All prices are per person, subject to rate changes, currency fluctuations and availability as well as confirmation of Severin Travel.